Two mountain bikers had a scary close encounter with a grizzly bear sow that charged at them while riding the trails of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. If you watch the video closely you can see the bear(s) appear at 0:34, 0:40 and 2:40 mark. Feel free to skip everything between 0:50 and 2:00. I recommend viewing it in full screen and 720p:
A cat was rescued by a hero sailor after somehow getting stuck under HSC Gotlandia II ferry in Visby, Sweden. Johan Skärkarl put on a survival suit and jumped into the icy water, grabbed the cat and swam back with it on his stomach. The rescue operation was filmed by his colleague Stellan Stenberg:
The annual fireworks festival in Tainan City’s Yanshui District, Taiwan, is being dubbed as one of the most dangerous fireworks festivals in the world. It’s held at the end of the Chinese New Year featuring thousands of bottle rockets ignited from a ‘beehive’ to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to those who are in the path of the rockets.
Meet Kamapua’a (or Kama), a surfing pig making waves in Hawaii…
A group of skiers working hard to rescue a deer that fell into a snow sinkhole in Untertilliach, Austria. Twice!
Gemunu the Elephant is already notorious for ambushing tourists in their cars as they drive through the Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. He gets very aggressive while searching the interior of the vehicles for any food its passengers might be hiding. This group had a very close and scary encounter with the elephant:
Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an 8-step puzzle to try and confuse ’007′, one of the smartest crows he’s been studying in captivity. The bird solved the complex puzzle pretty quickly, even though he never saw the objects arranged together before. Watch the amazing experiment in this clip from the BBC’s ‘Inside the Animal Mind’:
An impressive avalanche was caught on camera in Passiria valley in South Tyrol, Italy. The avalanche caused no casualties, but 25 people were evacuated.
Spanish cargo ship ‘Luno’ split in half off the south-western coast of France, at Anglet, on Wednesday. The ship had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine failed and the rough waves carried it into a jetty where it broke in two. The 12-man crew was evacuated by a helicopter. The accident was caught on camera:
A man was completely uninjured after being run over by a bus in Ankara, Turkey. The accident happened after the brakes on the parked city bus failed, making it go out of control in reverse. The whole thing was caught on security cameras and you can see the man get up from under the bus at the 0:34 mark. It’s the same guy that helps that little girl: